Associate Dean of Nursing

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is seeking a full-time, benefit eligible, Associate Dean of Nursing. This position will serve the nursing programs at Clinton Community College, Muscatine Community College, & Scott Community College with a year-round (261 day) contract.

Position Title:

Associate Dean of Nursing

Reporting Relationship:

Dean of Health Programs

Starting Salary:

$76,000 - $81,000/Year

Position Summary:

The position provides leadership for the Nursing Department in the district. This position has primary responsibility for the development, and implementation of all nursing programs as well as the management of all faculty; focusing on successful student completion and working with other college and district departments to ensure quality services. The Associate Dean will be responsible for budgeting, faculty development, and effective resource development. This position requires organizational and communication skills, and a sensitivity to, and demonstrated acceptance of diverse cultures and individuals. The Associate Dean must be open to the development and implementation of innovative delivery systems and enhanced teaching through advanced information technologies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in nursing is required with a background in nursing education and instruction. 
  • A minimum of three years of nursing-related teaching experience is required, with preferred teaching experience at a community college. 
  • Strong organizational and communications skills required, with administrative experience in the community college preferred. 
  • Current licensure, or ability to obtain licensure as a registered nurse in Iowa


Typical Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provides energetic and progressive leadership to a self-directed work team of professional nurse educators.
  • Oversight and management of faculty, curricula design, revision, program review and accreditation processes.
  • Overall responsibility and accountability for the academic quality, rigor, integrity, and currency of the program.
  • Engages in creative programmatic development that fosters innovative pedagogies and technologies, including various instructional delivery methods.
  • Directs the assessment, revision, and development of curricula while enhancing the integration of simulation and test prep systems throughout the program. 
  • Overall strategic and operational administration (including records, reports, resource and budget management) of the Nursing Program. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Assures standards to maintain program standing with the Iowa State Board of Nursing. 
  • Ensures compliance with nursing education accreditation bodies and regulatory agency requirements, including annual program reports, website and published materials, periodic program self-study efforts, and preparation for site visits.
  • Provides systematic review of program effectiveness among didactic, laboratory, and clinical components.
  • Facilitates Nursing Program Advisory Committee and participates on College Committees.

Teamwork and Communication

  • Cultivate and maintain a positive work environment in the Nursing Program and the College, including the promotion of an inclusive and respectful work environment.
  • Effectively balances advocacy for the Nursing Program with the needs of the College.
  • Effectively demonstrate and maintain exemplary, effective, and timely teamwork and communication skills with supervisors, program faculty, the Advisory Committee, other divisions of the College, and the community. 
  • Maintains communication with nursing and healthcare-related industries within Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ service delivery area.


  • Manages all Nursing faculty.
  • Assists with Nursing faculty evaluations.
  • Responsive and accessible to the faculty. 
  • Responsible for faculty development and enhancing teaching through innovative delivery systems utilizing advanced information technologies.
  • Facilitates Nursing faculty meetings.
  • Oversees course scheduling, assigning teaching assignments, and faculty teaching load.
  • Collaborates with clinical coordinator with oversight of clinical sites and clinical instructors. 
  • Assists with faculty recruitment, orientation, and retention.
  • Participates in the selection and hiring of faculty.


  • Facilitates outreach and admission of new students.
  • Facilitates student success, including monitoring admission requirements, registration, instructional needs, and satisfactory academic progress
  • Works with the Dean of Health Programs and/or Dean of Students on student discipline issues.


Physical Requirements:

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For consideration please complete online application and send resume and cover letter to e-mail

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: